During a recent appearance on the “All Real Wrestling” podcast, Tama Tonga revealed that he was never given an offer to join AEW. You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On not getting an offer to go to AEW: “I think there were some other guys, not me. I didn’t get any offer. But I think some other guys have gotten it. But not me, and I’m happy where I’m at.”
On the Elite’s departure to help form AEW: “I don’t have any, like, ill will or any kind of, like, animosity towards what they did. I think I always respect the hustle, I respect the work that’s put in and I have a lot of respect for them for what they did and still doing.”
On the different Bullet Club factions having different visions at the time: “I think with any coworkers, people like to do one way, you like to do another way. And sometimes you clash. But you always – you overcome, you move forward. I think that’s anybody.”
On criticizing pseudo-Bullet Club reunion on social media last year: “I think a lot of people confuse what I do on social media as real. You know, my antics, my s**t-talking, my – you know. And that’s what I love about all this social media, this platform, this Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, even podcasts. Because you’re displaying – no matter what you’re on, you’re displaying a character.
“And so sometimes as a fan, you’re like, ‘Alright, is he being a character or is he being real?’ Which one is it? And I think some of my antics have really taken some people, thinking that I’ve got some kind of…thinking some kind of ill will for somebody. And it’s never that. It’s never that. I think I always wish the best for everybody.”